Huawei unveils new 326ppi flagship smartphone – the Honor 2
Sticking it to the other Android players, Chinese IT and telecommunications powerhouse Huawei announced a new flagship smartphone with specs to rival the best of them.
To begin with, the Huawei Honor 2 ups the stakes on its predecessor, the Ascend P1, with a 720p resolution on a 4.5 inch screen. This equates to 326ppi which is the same as the iPhone’s “retina display” – though we’d hazard a guess that Huawei’s 4.5 inch screen would be the better offering. On the flip side, there’s a BSI 8mp camera that’s capable of 1080p video as well as quick burst shooting.
Powering the Huawei Honor 2 is Huawei’s in-house K3V2 1.4Ghz quad-core chip, a 2230mAh battery that Huawei claims has a standby time of 72 hours, 2gb of RAM (though some sources suggest the standard may be 1GB with 2GB also available) and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There’s also only 8GB of on-board memory, but fortunately it also comes with a micro-SD slot for extra storage.
Perhaps the most enticing bit of news about the Honor 2 is that it’ll retail (in China) from early November for 1,888 yuan. OK, so we’re not in China but that equates to less than A$300!
Will we see this phone in Australia? We don’t know at this stage, but if it does we’d be very keen to see how this flagship phone performs against its competitors especially if it comes in at a tempting price (and a speedy update to at least Jelly Bean).